The RV Experience. After touring around California in a 30ft RV, just how was it? We assess the drive and the accommodation in detail. … More The RV Experience
We tried out Wilderness Festival. Should emptynesters go to a summer festival? It’s a big thumbs up from us. This is our full review, including a video.
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Introduction: Time of year: Late May, 2018. Purpose of trip: This was an early stop on a nine day tour through Norway and Sweden. Why we chose this place: Most of our journey on this trip was by train. We were keen to include a section by boat, too, and Bergen lies at the end … More Review: Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen
Introduction: Time of year: Late January/early February 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the third stop on our visit to the Czech Republic and a chance to relax after a busy few days. Why we chose this place: Mariánské Lázně is a beautiful, historic spa town which developed in the early 1800s after numerous mineral springs … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně
We spent a week travelling round the Czech Republic recently–some of it by train. We actually messed up one of our journeys and I kicked myself for not having this book with us to refer to. I’d left it at home to make space for my snow boots. Ironically, we hardly saw a flake of … More Review: EUROPE BY RAIL – The Definitive Guide
I’ve always loved taking photographs. At 13, my Dad bought me my first SLR camera. At 16, I was selling cameras and developing services in Boot’s on Saturdays. And these days, I provide some photographic tips and take pretty much all the pictures for this site and our Instagram account. So I was really pleased … More Review: Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Cesky Krumlov
Introduction: Time of year: Late January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the second stop on our eight day visit to the Czech Republic. Why we chose this place: The Garni Hotel Castle Bridge was organised for us by our hosts as a comfortable, central base from which to explore the beautiful town and UNESCO … More Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov
Introduction: Time of year: January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the first night of a week-long trip to explore some less well known parts of the Czech Republic, ideal for empty nester breaks. Why we chose this place: We landed in Prague and were delighted to find that this impressive and central hotel was … More Review: Angelo Hotel, Prague
I don’t know about you, but we drink more tea than any other drink. It’s what starts our day and, for Jane, it closes the day too. But, like most Brits, we plop a thin paper bag, containing some tea dust into a mug and pour boiling water on it. After a visit to the … More Halpewatte Tea Factory, Ella review
We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds